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[Online] Shredded, Chiseled, & Swole: Understanding and Addressing Men’s Body Image Concerns

Date: October 17 Location: Online


Body image dissatisfaction has traditionally been thought to be a “woman’s problem.” As a result, men have often been ignored in research surrounding body image problems and it’s treatment.

Despite this oversight, growing evidence suggests that men also suffer body image concerns, and such concerns are on the rise. The increase in body image issues in boys and men directly corresponds to cultural and media changes during the past three decades.

Given these changes, mental health professionals need to become knowledgeable and skillful in addressing body image concerns in potential clients, as well as learning how they can construct outreach and/or prevention programming where appropriate.

This online workshop will introduce participants to men’s body image concerns, factors that contribute toward it’s development, and how to address it in practice.

Following this workshop, participants will:

  • Have a foundational understanding of boys’ and men’s body image and body image concerns
  • Understand how sociocultural and psychological factors contribute toward body image concerns
  • Possess a number of creative interventions to help clients with body image concerns
  • Understand how to address men’s body image concerns from an outreach or prevention programming approach in various contexts (community, schools, workplace, etc.)

Day at Glance

9-11 a.m.  |  Zoom Classroom Session
Introduction, Science and Theory of Men’s Body Image Concerns, Clinical Assessment
11 a.m.-2 p.m.  |  Self-guided Learning and Research (and break)
Between live sessions, participants will review articles, videos and resources provided by the instructor. Participants will then draft up a plan to incorporate more assessment, intervention, and outreach strategies regarding men’s body image concerns in their work.
2-4 p.m.  |  Zoom Classroom Session
Application of Clinical Interventions, Case Examples, and Q&A

This workshop may meet the OBLPCT Cultural Competence Continuing Education requirement. Click here for more information

Please note: Registration for this class will close one week prior to start date.

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Instructor: Justin Henderson, PhD

Cost: $125 before 9/23, $150 after, includes 6 CEUs. $50 student rate. Lewis & Clark Alumni and Adjunct Faculty save 20%. Free for Lewis & Clark Clinical Supervisors, Staff and Faculty.

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    Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)

About the Presenter

Dr. Justin Henderson is an assistant professor in Professional Mental Health Counseling and director of the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center. He is a licensed psychologist and a National Certified Counselor. He has clinical experience in a wide array of contexts including: university counseling centers, hospitals, inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities, schools, and residential treatment programs. He is a counselor educator and clinical supervisor that focuses on the application of compassion, mindfulness, and acceptance processes within a multicultural and social justice framework. His research interests include multicultural counseling, training mental health providers in social justice counseling and advocacy, and the integration of compassion training with counselor education. He has served as a consultant to city municipal courts, nonprofit organizations, and community coalitions.

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